|psychiatry any of a group of mental disorders characterized by a permanent disposition to behave in ways causing suffering to oneself or others|
personality disorder n.
Any of a group of disorders in which patterns of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about one's self and one's environment interfere with the long-term functioning of an individual, often manifested in deviant behavior and lifestyle.
|personality disorder (pûr'sə-nāl'ĭ-tē) Pronunciation Key
Any of a group of psychiatric disorders in which a person's abnormal self-perception or ability to relate to others results in undesirable behaviors and interferes with normal social and emotional functioning.